Blood drives scheduled for May

Apr 18, 2014

The American Red Cross urges residents in the Haywood County area to donate blood.  All blood types are needed at this time.

Because blood can be separated into three components—red cells, plasma and platelets — a single donation can save up to three lives.  In the more than 100 area hospitals served by the American Red Cross, pre-mature babies, accident victims and patients with cancer or recovering from surgery need approximately 1,600 units of blood or blood products each day.

Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets.  Donors must have a form of positive identification in order to donate.

Tuesday, May 6

Junaluska Fire Department

90 Old Clyde Road, Lake Junaluska

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call 456-9934 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Friday, May 9

Clyde Elementary School

4182 Old Clyde Road, Clyde

2 to 6:30 p.m.

Call 627-9883 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Monday, May 12

North Hominy Community Center

2670 Newfound Road (Exit 33), Canton

2 to 6:30 p.m.

Call 648-3220 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Wednesday, May 14

Senior Resource Center

81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Friday, May 23

First Baptist Church Waynesville

100 S. Main St., Waynesville

Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Thursday, May 29

Haywood Vocational Opportunities

172 Riverbend St., Waynesville

Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Thursday, May 29

Evergreen Packaging

34 Park St., Canton

1 to 5:30 p.m.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

For more information, call Jennifer Stump, Jennifer.Stump@redcross.org or 231-6511.

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